Mag Satire Panned; Depicts Obamas as Muslim, Terrorist

Jill Lawrence wrote, “This week’s New Yorker set off a Web-and-cable frenzy Monday over cover art that shows Barack Obama as a Muslim, Michelle Obama as a militant and the American flag aflame under a portrait of Osama bin Laden — all in the Oval Office. Reactions to the cartoon by artist Barry Blitt ranged from sadness to rage to scorn. The consensus from analysts was ‘what were they thinking?'”